Bookworks presents our monthly local author fair. New Mexico is full of creative people; come see what your neighbors have been writing! Trish Porter: Rekindle Your Dreams($12.99). Today's women are discovering they want to fulfill their dreams, in addition to raising a family or after theirchildren leave home. In this book, Trish Porter encourages and shows busy women how to live their dream, even if they think it is too late or they can't find the time. Provided in her book are the tools to successfully pursue your passion. Cathy Strisik: Thousand Cricket Song($14.95). This book of poetry is a work of insight and vibrancy, rendering Cambodia's "mottled beauty" with compassion, outrage, and lush sensory detail - John Nichols calls it a "moving portrait of a land, its people, and the universal human spirit."Jean MacPhail: A Spiral Life ($23.99). This personal memoir covers the first forty years of the author's life, divided into two "turns of the spiral." It explores MacPhail's familial struggles and education in medical school, and her move to America to start a new, intensely spiritual life.Keith Pyeatt: Struck($19.95). When lightning strikes Barry as he hikes among Chaco Canyon's ancient petroglyphs in Albuquerque, it's more than an accident of nature: it's a calling. Earth's fate is now tied to Barry's, and Barry's destiny is linked to the past.Sandra Smith: From Beneath The Olive Tree($14.95). Regret, guilt and anguish are negative emotions that can block our happiness and spiritual growth. This book begins as one practitioner's own journey through many lifetimes as a path to physical healing, and evolves into a step-by-step process that can benefit all of us.
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May 12, 6:30pm: Kiera Cass debuts her new and fourth novel in the Selection series, The Heir, new from Harper Teen, at Bookworks. Publishers Weekly calls this one "deliciously entertaining."
May 14, 7pm: Ashley Biggers' 100 Things to Do in Albuquerque Before You Die takes the popular meme and Burque-izes it. Biggers covers foodie adventures, high-flying activities, festivals and fiestas you should try to do in the Duke City.
May 15, 7pm: Memoirist and bike enthusiast Jamie Bianchini visits us at Bookworks on Bike to Work day. Bianchini rode a tandem bike solo to 81 counties and tells the stories he gathered along the way. Ride your bike to the store for a 20% discount!
May 16, 3pm: A young writer goes looking for Abbey's grave combining the adventure into an account of his quest and a creative biography of one of the West's most iconic figures.
May 20, 7pm: Craig Smith talks about John Crosby, founder of the Santa Fe opera, and his new UNM Press book, Vision of Voices . . . just in time for the start of opera season in New Mexico!
May 21, 7pm: Allen Badiner presents this fun new collection of art and essays at the intersection of Zen Buddhism and psychedelia. The book features art from Alex Grey, Android Jones, Sukhi Barber, Randal Roberts, Luke Brown and Ang Tsherin Sherpa.
May 26, 7pm: New Mexico designer and architect Rachel Prinz Preston talks earthships! Come learn what it takes to plan, build, and maintain one of these unique homes, which just happen to be perfect for the desert!
June 9, 7pm: Acclaimed author Deborah Harkness visits the new Central & Unser library on paperback book tour for her book, Book of Life. Admission does require a ticket, which is free. Go here to acquire tickets.
June 13, 7pm: Bookworks hosts A Word With Writers, a fundraiser for the Albuquerque Public Library Foundation at the historic KiMo Theater. Native New Mexico writers Mira Jacob, author of The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing, and Kirstin Valdez Quade, author of Night at the Fiestas, will be in conversation. Front rows are $20 and general admission is $7, with all ticket proceeds going to the library foundation. Tickets are avialable at the KiMo website.
Nasario Garcia, May 23, 1pm
Hoe, Heaven and Hell
Rachel Prinz, May 26, 7pm
Hacking the Earthship, on design
Heather Vaughn, May 28, 7pm
Ayurveda: Beginnings & Basics
Carolyn Flynn, June 3, 7pm
Literary Shorts & A Tribute to Rick Bass
Deborah Harkness, June 9, 7pm
Book of Life
at Central & Unser Library
FREE TICKETS HERE
June 11, 7pm
The Verging Cities, new poetry
Josh Wagner, June 12, 7pm
Word Tasting, Shapes the Sunlight Takes
Colin Wright, June 12, 7pm
Word Tasting Tour, A Tale of More
Scott Archer Jones, June 14, 3pm
The Big Wheel, new fiction
Liz Prato, June 16, 7pm
Baby's on Fire, new short stories
Sharon Niederman, June 20, 3pm
New Mexico Farm Table Cookbook
Win and Meredith Blevins, June 23, 7pm
The Darkness Rolling
Don Winslow, June 25, 7pm
The Cartel, new border mystery
Orlando White, June 26, 7pm
Letterrs, with Sherwin Bitsui
Isabel Allende, Nov. 19, 7pm
KiMo Theater, The Japanese Lover
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